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FaCE 2018

Communities of Practice

The 2018 ACM Faculty Career Enhancement (FaCE) Conference in September focused on communities of practice.  At the conference, participants looked at concepts that go to the heart of what we do as faculty: excellent teaching to promote engaged learning. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

ACM is monitoring the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as it relates to planned programs and is continually checking for guidance from public health authorities including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the City of Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), and the World Health Organization (WHO). As changes are made to future ACM programs, meetings, events, or services as a result of COVID-19, we are communicating those directly to the participants and updating our website accordingly. Updated March 19, 2020. 


2016 Annual Summit

Fellows Program Annual Summit

Graduate School Exploration Fellowship students, ACM-Mellon faculty fellows, and mentors gathered in Chicago August 11–15, 2019, for workshops, research presentations, and networking.


Congratulations to 2019 ACM Volleyball Tournament Players

Grinnell College hosted the sixth annual ACM Volleyball Tournament, featuring two days of non-conference matches. Participating Teams: Carleton College Knights, Cornell College Rams, Grinnell College Pioneers, and Luther College Norse.


Want to learn more about the financial challenges facing colleges?

ICF Online is ready when you are! Take the new online mini-course for faculty and staff that explains the dynamics of higher ed economics.

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Faculty and Staff Conferences, Workshops, and Meetings

Professional Development Activities

ACM grant-funded programs offer an array of conferences and workshops, grants for faculty-designed projects, and seminars to support faculty and staff in teaching, research, and service.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Whether it's a visiting faculty position in Shanghai or a visit to an off-campus program site in Costa Rica, ACM leverages its connections around the world to offer professional development activities.

Peer Networking Across the ACM

Administrative leaders, staff, and faculty from ACM colleges meet regularly to share information, create networks, and address common concerns of residential, liberal arts colleges.


Upcoming Faculty and Staff Meetings

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Student Activities and Events

Writing Contest and photo, film festivals

A $1,000 first prize is on the line in the Nick Adams Short Story Contest.  Since 2008, students have liked and shared hundreds of photos and, since 2016, short films; plans for future photo/film contests are pending, but past work is available to review here.

Research Fellowships

Graduate School Exploration Fellowships (GSEF) offer mentoring and summer research opportunities at major universities to students from underrepresented backgrounds who are interested in careers as professors in the humanities and arts.

ACM Athletic Tournaments

Athletic ties among ACM member institutions stretch back more than 90 years. Building on this tradition, athletic directors of the ACM colleges organize an ongoing schedule of athletic tournaments in selected sports.

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The ACM consortial office in downtown Chicago has a small conference room available. Groups and individuals from the ACM colleges are welcome to use the space, subject to availability, usually with no rental fee. Learn more »